The following organizations are either sponsors of OOS programs and activities or partner with the OOS on various professional, practice management or public service initiatives. If you are interested in becoming an OOS sponsor or partner, email email@example.com.
Play Hard. Don't Blink. combines education for parents and coaches with a variety of protective gear, activities, and information designed to make safe playing habits cool to kids. The program works with schools, youth leagues and organizations throughout the state to provide protective eyewear in effort to reduce eye and facial injuries.
OMIC is the largest insurer of ophthalmologists in the United States and is the only carrier dedicated specifically to the specialty. An integral part of the OMIC risk management program is the support of ophthalmic state and subspecialty societies. Providing ease of access to local risk management information, membership incentives and premium discounts are the key ingredients to these educational alliances. As part of this effort, state society members attending OMIC risk management seminars receive a preferred 8% malpractice premium discount.
The Save Our Sight program was created to ensure that children in Ohio have good vision and healthy eyes. The program accomplishes this through the early identification of children with vision problems and the promotion of good eye health and safety. Citizens of Ohio fund the program through voluntary $1 donations at the time of their vehicle registration (auto tags). Save Our Sight funds address the vision needs of the estimated 500,000 children in Ohio who have undetected vision problems. Save Our Sight funds are limited to services for children.
The EyeSmartTM public awareness campaign empowers Americans to take charge of their eye health. EyeSmart emphasizes the need for Americans to know their risk factors for eye diseases, infections and injuries, and how ophthalmologists can help prevent, diagnose and treat eye conditions. The campaign is sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons - Eye M.D.s. A key partner is EyeCare America, a public service program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition, more than 80 state, local and specialty ophthalmology societies are lending their support.